RAD debuts Megaplex-4100 system

JANUARY 29, 2009 -- RAD Data Communications has unveiled an "all-in-one" platform for both legacy and next-generation networks that is designed to deliver any service over any infrastructure.

JANUARY 29, 2009 -- RAD Data Communications (search for RAD Data Communications) has unveiled an "all-in-one" platform for both legacy and next-generation networks that is designed to deliver any service over any infrastructure.

Version 2.0 of the modular Megaplex-4100, the company's modular central site offering for its multiservice access platform (MAP) and copper and fiber last-mile products, aggregates both next-generation Ethernet services over legacy networks and legacy services over packet switched networks (PSNs). RAD asserts that the Megaplex-4100 can terminate Ethernet traffic carried over the widest possible variety of transport media, including E1/T1, fiber, IDSL, and SHDSL or, using virtual concatenation, STM-1/OC-3 lines. In addition, apart from handling high-speed traffic, the Megaplex-4100 also functions as a crossconnect for low-speed data and analog voice.

The product is designed to meet the requirements of service providers as well as utility, transportation, and government applications. Service providers will find the Megaplex-4100 useful for separating Ethernet and TDM traffic carried over the same link while providing a variety of different services, RAD says. For alternative carriers and corporate and campus environments, the device will help minimize the number of trunks that have to be leased from the service provider. Alternative service providers can now use the Megaplex-4100 to provision different services to different customers over different infrastructure. In addition, utilities can use the platform to create SDH/SONET rings for carrying Ethernet voice and data. The transportation industry will be able to rely on it to easily migrate their voice and data traffic, including bus, railway, and aircraft arrival and departure information, to PSNs, RAD concludes.

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